• October 31, 2020

Nigerians React as Laycon Gets 85 Million Naira for Winning BBNaija Lockdown

Nigerians react en masse to the declaration of Laycon as the winner of BBNaija Lockdown show – the fifth edition since the show began in 2006.

Laycon went home N85 million, plus a two-bedroom apartment and a brand new SUV.

Some who rooted for other housemates argued Laycon was not the ‘deserving winner’ while others think the prize money of #85 million should not go the celebration of vanity, as they think that is what BBNaiaj is all about.

The opposing sides argue that BBNaija is not a church, mosque or a house for morality but a pure entertainment show set to show the good, bad and the ugly sides of the Housemates.

Laycon’s victory buzzed on social media with many fans rejoicing and showering the young man with accolades, not minding the words of the critics.

Minutes after the budding rapper was named the winner, a number of people took to social media to celebrate his good fortune including a number of celebrities.

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Meanwhile, researches reveal that Nigerians are hypocrites – though they complain with one side of the mouth but they hail the show with another side of the mouth.

BBNaija remains the most popular entertainment show in Nigeria.

The 26-year-old musician won by gaining 60 percentage of the votes. He
left fellow finalists Dorathy with 21.85 percentage and Nengi, 15.03 percentage.

Confirming the sentiments of some of his critics, Laycon admitted he was surprised to make top 2.

He said he just came to the house to promote his EP and this explains the shock on his face the moment his name was called out as the winner of the show.

The lockdown edition which began on June 30, with 20 contestants all vying for the grand prize of N85 million.

Each Housemate faced eviction every week till the 70th day, where Laycon was announced winner of the season.

Laycon beat 19 contestants in the winner-takes-all competition that kicked off on Sunday, July 19, 2020.


His victory comes after 3 of the finalists – Vee, Neo and Nengi were evicted from the show.

Vee’s eviction came after the exit of 15 other housemates – most recently, Ozo and Trikytee – leaving behind his in-house lover, Vee alongside Dorathy, Nengi and Laycon.

Neo was then evicted shortly after, followed by Nengi.

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